Locke High and Green Dot Receive Millions From Gates Foundation

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The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation has given Green Dot Charter schools 7.8 million dollars to divide Locke High, with  it's three-thousand students, into ten separate institutions. Mayor Villaraigosa will have no direct involvement in the new schools.  He’s not even mentioned in the press release from Green Dot and the Foundation.  But he showed up for the announcement—his first public appearance in the week since he confirmed his love affair with Telemundo’s Mirthala Salinas.  He tried to talk to about education, but reporters only wanted to know about his personal life.

Credits

Guests:
Rick Orlov - Los Angeles Daily News - @Rickorlov, Steve Barr - Future Is Now Schools - @SteveBarrLA, Bruce Smith - Teacher at Locke High School , Perry Crouch - Consultant for the Watts Gang Task Force

Host:
Warren Olney

Producers:
Karen Radziner, Dan Konecky